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El Violin a surprise hit at Mexican box office for Canana

Francisco Vargas' El Violin, the first distribution release from Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Cruz's outfit Canana, has been a surprise hit in Mexico on 20 prints, scoring the number one ranking at the box office in its first weekend and some 36,000 admissions in its first week.The black-and-white movie about a one-armed, aged violin player had failed to score a local distribution deal despite worldwide acclaim at film festivals, ...

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